If Thor was Marvel’s Superman: The Movie, then Captain America: The First Avenger is its Raiders of the Lost Ark!
Captain America: The First Avenger looks good. Both its theatrical posters [the new North American one is posted above] and trailers show as much dedication to heart as action, and its TV spots only build on that impression.
Check out the new Captain America trailer after the jump.
It has begun!
Marvel Entertainment’s effort to replicate a world where several superheroes exist in the same continuum for the big screen has gotten underway. Led by writer/director Joss Whedon, Avengers began filming today – bringing together the stars of the Iron Man films, Captain America: First Avenger, Thor, and mixing in yet another version of The Incredible Hulk and adding Clint ‘Hawkeye’ Barton, among others, into the mix.
After the jump, check out the Disney press release for details on cast, crew and plot summary.
At long last there’s an official trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger – and it’s the first Marvel Trailer since Iron Man to feel completely right! Exciting stuff!
It’s tough to do just a DVD review anymore since many movies, especially those being released by Warner Home Video, are being packaged as combos that include DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download. So this is really a review of both the DVD and the Blu-Ray discs since both are included in the packaging.
It seems like only yesterday, but it was actually back in late April that I was sitting down in the theater to see an advanced screening of a movie called The Losers. The Losers, which is based on a graphic novel of the same name, was an all out action movie about a special-forces unit consisting of Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque (Idris Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short), and Cougar (Oscar Jaenada) who reluctantly join forces with a mysterious woman named Aisha (Zoe Saldana) to stop a rogue CIA agent named Max (Jason Patric) who burned Clay’s team during a covert military operation in Bolivia. Under the direction Sylvain White and the outstanding casting of the actors in the their various roles, The Losers was a non-stop thrill ride that I really thought would be a bigger box office draw than it ended up as. But then my inner child is a 12 year old boy, or so I have been told by my friends, so I might be a little biased when it comes to action movies with lots of explosions and wild chase scenes. I mean right after seeing The Losers for the first time, I wanted to go back and see it again I liked it so much.
To me the movie was a nice balance of action and character drama. Clay’s team of ‘Losers’ as he called them were a good mix of macho, funny and heroic. Aisha wasn’t some stereotypical ‘ model pretty, kick ass chick’. She had mystery and inner strength as well as outer beauty and combat skills.
So here we are, three months later, writing a review of the movie’s release by Warner Brothers Home Video onto a combo pack for home viewing entertainment.
The Losers is a relatively low-budget movie adapted from a relatively obscure comics series. It’s packed with action of a PG variety and set up by a CIA operation that not only goes wrong but takes out twenty-five Bolivian children. That last part, staged by a CIA ghost called Max [Jason Patric], was supposed to kill the team that marked a drug lord’s compound as well, but the doomed chopper couldn’t carry them and the kids and they stayed behind. Naturally, Max has arranged for them to be blamed for the kids’ deaths.
Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now: The Losers is a tale of double cross and revenge centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, joins them. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.
That’s the official Warner Brothers synopsis for the movie The Losers, which stars among others, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans and Jason Patric. It is based on characters in a graphic novel created by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jocko. I have to admit right now, I’ve never read the graphic novels and so going into the screening of this action movie I knew absolutely nothing about the story of these four men and the lovely, mysterious Aisha, other than they were being played by actors I enjoy seeing on screen and that they were on a mission of revenge. I came out of the screening not only wanting to immediately see The Losers again, but with high anticipation for the sequel that surely has to be forthcoming.